We need to talk about the feelings of anxiety or resistance that parents can feel about sending their child to school, or about their own involvement in a school community.
Is participation in competitions inevitable when you sign your child up for piano, dance or some other class which you normally wouldn’t have strongly associated with a lot of competitions?
What questions does a recent news story raise about how serious incidents are addressed in British Columbia’s schools?
Which one of these “Mums on the Sideline” are you?
It’s part of the trending dialogue online – aspirational (AKA helicopter) parents hover over, micro manage and over schedule their child in daily extra curricular activities.
The choice seemed very old school Madonna. It was something that she would have favoured back in the day. But that was then and this is now.
For a few years now it’s been all about authenticity.
Read “don’t be fake! Show your true self. Engage openly and honestly. Don’t hold back!”
It wouldn’t phase me if someone called me a “helicopter parent” or gave me a frosty stare; however, said person should expect to be ignored.
I’ve been asking this question for longer than I can remember. Why do homes on US TV shows look so ridiculously large? Why does this family’s lifestyle look so grand? Who lives like that?